Louise Pool

Growing up in Japan, with a Seychellois mother who was raised in India, I was bred on tales of magic and mysticism. These stories fuelled my already overactive imagination and made it easy for me to believe the outrageous. It's the more mundane things in life I mistrust. From my father, I learnt to "dream big". He left Switzerland for India to follow a dream and found many pots of gold on his life journey. I am still following rainbows with some success. Amongst the pots of gold I have found are my two spirited children, many well-meaning people, plenty of laughs and divine colours, smells, sounds and tastes.

I cannot commit to any one life path, but I am very committed to experiencing, learning, growing and following as many of my passions as possible. There are now many words for us: sparkler, scanner, polymath and multipotentiate are amongst the new descriptions for people like me. Basically, in my case, this means I am no longer called irresponsible or scattered, but am now licensed by society to be a Jill of all trades and pursue as many interests as I like... Sooo, I tour guide, I write (yes, there IS a novel in the works), I make art and I pursue personal growth. 
My motto? Choose joy today and everyday!

Sweet and Sour Pork with Tamarind and Mango Recipe

Good pork is always available here in the Seychelles. I've bought imported pork fillet a couple of times and it just can't compare with our local meat. I wonder if it's all the breadfruit the pigs are fed? ...more

Homemade Ginger Ale Recipe

10 Reasons to be Beside the Seaside

For most of us, images of clear blue skies and turquoise tropical oceans conjure up fantasies of ultimate relaxation and well-being. Some of us, including yours truly, are lucky enough to live it. ...more